Spotlight on the Festiwool Team




Founder and Organiser

Philippa is passionate about knitting and crochet and passionate about introducing the younger generation to the joys and benefits that the age-old crafts can bring.

Her love of knitting goes back to her childhood, when she spent a considerable time in Great Ormond Street Hospital. She found knitting therapeutic and good for relieving boredom.

With a backgound in the organisation of exhibitions for large organisations, and a founder-member of Hitchin Stitchin', Philippa gained experience and  first-hand knowledge of setting up and running a business. Attending the first Waltham Abbey Wool Show gave her the idea of running her own yarn festival.

In 2014, with help from many members of Hitchin Stitchin', Festiwool was born.